Politics 2020 Discussion Series: “Meet the Harvard-Affiliated NC Candidates” 

Join us for an online discussion on June 23rd with Josh Stein, incumbent Attorney General, Ronnie Chatterji, Candidate for State Treasurer,  and Sam Ervin IV, Supreme Court Justice.

Over the last decade, the State of North Carolina has benefited from substantial economic growth, an influx of talent, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.  However, the events of the past few months have drastically changed the landscape and created an uncertainty as to the best path forward.  We are delighted to host three Harvard-affiliated North Carolina state-wide officials and candidates for an evening discussion of the economic, social, legal, and political opportunities and challenges facing North Carolina in 2020 and beyond.  We look forward to your joining us online for an engaging discussion and question-answer session on June 23rd.

high-res-stein-photo-e1584638081292-800x600Josh Stein, J.D./M.P.P. '95, has served as North Carolina’s attorney general since 2017 and is a candidate for re-election in 2020. Between 2009 and 2016, Stein was a state senator, prioritizing public education, clean energy, and public safety. Between 2001 and 2008, He served as senior deputy attorney general for consumer protection in the North Carolina Department of Justice. Before that, Stein spent his early career working with the Self-Help Credit Union, transforming abandoned drug houses in Durham into affordable single-family homes, then as legal counsel in the U.S. Senate.  Stein graduated from Dartmouth, and earned his law and public policy degrees from Harvard.

unknownAaron Chatterji, Ph.D. UC Berkeley, is a Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy. He previously  served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic  Advisers (CEA) where he worked on policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. Chatterji is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was previously a visiting Associate Professor at The Harvard Business School. His new book, co-authored with Michael Lenox, is “Can Business Save the Earth?” (Stanford University Press).  Chatterji has won multiple teaching awards at Duke, and is a frequent keynote  speaker and experienced facilitator who has worked with top companies in  finance, healthcare, technology, energy, retail, and sports. He writes widely for management and policy audiences with several recent pieces in Harvard Business Review and for  the Brookings Institution. Chatterji received his Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

unknown-1Justice Sam J. Ervin, IV, JD '81, is a Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina whose term runs through 2022. Prior to taking office in 2015, Justice Ervin served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals for seven years. Justice Ervin began his legal career practicing in Morganton, North Carolina, and went on to serve two terms on the North Carolina Utilities Commission. In addition, Justice Ervin was extensively involved in the activities of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). As part of his involvement in NARUC, Justice Ervin assisted in the process that led to the implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.  Justice Ervin  attended the public schools in Burke County, North Carolina, graduated from Davidson College, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Event Details 

Join us for an online discussion with NC Attorney General Josh Stein, Candidate for State Treasurer Ronnie Chatterji, and NC Justice Sam Ervin 
When:  5:30PM - 6:45PM Tuesday, June 23, 2020 
Where:  Zoom Conference 
Tickets:   This event is free for Harvard Club members.  Registration is required.   
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